Laptop recommendations?

Rob rob at
Mon Sep 27 08:39:33 PDT 2004

Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 20:44, Josef Karthauser wrote:
>>My Dell Inspiron 5000e is getting a bit long in the tooth, and the
>>keyboard has just packed in :( so I'm in the market for a new laptop.
>>Does anyone have any recommendations for me?  In particular I want a
>>working ACPI/suspend interface and this Dell has never been supported
>>well - fans on all the time, doesn't resume properly, etc.
>>My previous machine was a Sony Vaio which I loved, but was fairly
>>expensive and the repair support wasn't very good.  Dell's support was
>>much better and I'd prefer a Dell I think, but I don't know whether more
>>recent models fair better with power management support, etc.
>>Any helpful hints would be gladly received.
> I have an Inspiron 8600 which is pretty nice.
> Loads of stuff in it, but kind of heavy if that bothers you.
> I use ndis for the Intel wireless, and the nvidia binary drivers for the video 
> card (although the new ones don't work yet..)
> The 1920x1200 screen is really nice :)
> Here is a page on it..
> Note that it won't do better than S1 suspending (hangs or reboots)
See my other post on my Dell 8600. I have found that the LinkSys G 
router when combined with Netgear pc cards works nice.  Don't bother 
buying the LinkSys pc cards.  I have found them lacking sensitivity, and 
on windoze the setup util was unstable.  Rob.

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